Everything Revealed in the E3 2021 Microsoft & Bethesda Showcase

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It's time for the Microsoft and Bethesda joint E3 2021 Press Conference. Stick with us for all of this year's E3 news in a condensed and easy-access format.

The Microsoft and Bethesda E3 2021 Press Conference will begin at 10AM PT on Sunday, June 13. It's going to get wild, and there's a whole lot of stuff that's going to be announced! We already know that Battlefield 2042 is going to get its big gameplay reveal at the Microsoft and Bethesda conference. We already know that Halo: Infinite will almost certainly be featured. What we don't know is what Bethesda is bringing to the Microsoft and Bethesda E3 2021 Press Conference, nor what else is in store for us. Stick to EarlyGame to find out!

Our live updates are below, but do you want to quickly catch up on all-things E3 2021? Well, here are a couple of articles to get you started:

E3 2021 Microsoft & Bethesda Press Conference: All Live Updates

The E3 2021 Microsoft & Bethesda Press Conference is beginning...

Starfield Finally Reveals First In-Game Footage

Bethesda have revealed the first in-game footage for their upcoming space epic, Starfield. The trailer showed off some insanely impressive graphics for a Bethesda game. What's more: we have a release date! The Starfield release date has been announced for November 11, 2022.

For our full breakdown of the Starfield reveal at E3 2021, check out our in-depth article:

Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl Gameplay and Release Date Revealed

Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl will be released on April 22, 2022. Microsoft & Bethesda have revealed the first gameplay footage of the game, along with some pretty bloody impressive graphics. Seriously, this game looks truly next-gen! Those facial animations, that fire, those textures. My goodness! Insanely beautiful... and brutal. Just what we have all been asking for!

Back 4 Blood Release Date Revealed

Back 4 Blood will release on October 12, 2021. As the spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead, the gameplay reveal showed less than we expected - but we can't help but be hyped! This is going to be one wild ride, and we are guaranteed for some top-quality zombie-killing action: that much is for sure...

Some Smaller News...

  • New Xbox Co-op Exclusive 'Contraband' revealed for Game Pass - looks cool!
  • Sea of Thieves: A Pirates Life: A Pirates of the Caribbean crossover has been announced featuring Captain Jack Sparrow, and all of our favorite characters. This look freaking awesome - it's time to dive back in on June 22, 2021!
  • Then there was a short ad for Yakuza: Like A Dragon, which is already available.

Battlefield 2042 Gameplay Finally Revealed!

Battlefield 2042 is coming out on October 22, 2021. Explosive action, big maps, tons of players - amazing graphics. This is the next gen experience we have all been waiting for! Battlefield 2042 is now confirmed to have serious environmental destruction, crazy weather effects, beautiful graphics, and all of the aerial, on foot, and vehicle action we could have ever wanted!

Psychonauts 2 Release Date Announced

Psychonauts 2 will release on August 25, 2021. It looks absolutely dope, and we can't wait to get our hands on it - it's going to be awesome!


  • New ESO: Blackwood Expansion details revealed, including a gameplay and cinematic trailer.
  • New Fallout 76 Expansion - Expeditions: The Pitt will be out in 2022.
  • Doom: Eternal is coming to new-gen consoles very soon, boasting 120 fps - holy cow!
  • A bunch of really cool looking Indie Games got a little presentation. Check the livestream at the bottom of this article for more details.

Halo: Infinite Multiplayer Will Be Free-To-Play & Release Date

Halo Infinite Multiplayer will be free-to-play when it releases in Holiday 2021. It looks insanely good, with seasonal updates similar to the likes of Warzone and Fortnite. The campaign is going to be insane (hopefully), and will its release just around the corner, Halo Infinite is set to take the world by storm in a way it hasn't since Halo: Reach...


  • Some shocking and absolutely incredible footage of A Plague Take: Requiem was revealed
  • New footage and details about Far Cry 6 - this game looks bloody awesome! It's officially out on October 7, 2021.
  • Atomic Heart announced for Xbox and Game Pass, this game looks... weird.
  • Grounded is coming out on June 30. Looks nice!
  • Yet again, for all the smaller games, check out the live stream below!

Age Of Empires 4 Release Date Confirmed

Age of Empires 4 will be released on October 28. This was just confirmed during the Xbox and Bethesda showcase. It'll come as huge news to fans who have waited over a decade for a sequel. We also saw a confirmed hero for the first time - Jean D'Arc.

Outer Worlds 2 Is Official

Outer Worlds 2 has been officially confirmed, and we saw what looks like early–development gameplay.

Forza Horizon 5 Gameplay Reveal & Release Date

Forza Horizon 5 will release on November 9, 2021. The latest Forza is boasting the most next-gen graphics of any game we have seen at this year's E3 thus-far. Set in Mexico, Forza Horizon 5 has recreated the country in pin-point detail, down to the pins of the cactus's in those harsh, hot deserts. It's coming exclusively to Xbox Series X | S and Game Pass. This looks wild!

Seriously: I am not a Forza fan, I don't give a rat's arse about cars, but this looks incredible! Here's the gameplay reveal... it's absolute insanity!

Bethesda & Arcane Reveal RedFall...

Bethesda and Arcane have revealed a new IP, Redfall at the Microsoft E3 2021 press conference. RedFall is slated for a Summer 2022 release date and looks like it is a teen-vampire comedy shooter... thing. It was also revealed to be a story-based open world co-op game. Honestly, we're not really sure what to think about this. It seems a bit wild, but also a bit trashy. It could be fantastic, it is made by Arcane after all, and the trailer was pretty funny. Yeah, we're really not sure what to think!

Check out this E3 2021 Microsoft & Bethesda Press Conference Livestream:

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